Lupita Nyong’o’s literal high-art hairdo at this year’s Met Gala inspired Vogue to write a post comparing her to Audrey Hepburn, under the headline: “Is Lupita Nyong’o the New Audrey Hepburn?” The answer to that question might shock you...

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...It’s “Nope.” During a red carpet interview (for Vogue) with Andre Leon Talley at the Met Gala, Nyong’o cited “sculptural hairdos” from around the world as inspiration for the hairstyle. Talley also said her look reminded him of Nina Simone. But of course Vogue had to tack on Audrey Hepburn in a piece about Nyongo’s hair published on Tuesday, writing:

The sculptural style is also reminiscent of the updo Audrey Hepburn sported in a 1963 Vogue shoot with Bert Stern. And the similarities between the two ingenues extend beyond hair; both, like Hepburn’s famous incarnation of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, have mastered the art of transformation, from head to toe.

Nyong’o thought “nah...” and corrected the mag with a brief Instagram video (in which she @’d Vogue in the caption) posted on Wednesday, featuring the black people from whom her stylist Vernon Francois pulled inspiration.


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